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Personal information

Miguel Pina e Cunha is Professor of Organization Studies. He received his PhD from Tilburg University. His research has been published in journals such as the Academy of Management Review, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Human Relations, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, and Organization Studies, among others. He published or edited several books, including “Organizational Improvisation” (co-edited with K. Kamoche and J.V. Cunha, Routledge, 2002), “Creating balance? International perspectives on the work-life integration of professionals” (co-edited with S. Kaiser,M.J. Ringlstetter, D.R. Eikhof, Springer, 2011) and “The virtues of leadership: Contemporary challenge for global managers” (with A. Rego and S. Clegg, Oxford University Press, 2012).

He teaches Organizational Behavior, Leadership and Change Management, and Positive Organization Theory at Nova and collaborates with the Angola Business School. He received teaching awards as best professor in the undergraduate and MBA programs.

He served as academic director of the undergraduate program at Nova, academic director of The Lisbon MBA, and as Associate Dean for graduate programs. He presently heads the school’s Faculty Council.

Research interests

Current research interests include: process-based views of organizations; the paradoxes of organizing; virtuous and toxic leadership; the unfolding of positive and genocidal forms of organization.

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctorate, Tilburg University

… → 1998

Organizational Behavior, Master, ISPA - Instituto Universitário de Ciências Psicológicas, Sociais e da Vida

… → 1992

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Research Output at NOVA

A paradoxical approach to hybridity: integrating dynamic equilibrium and disequilibrium perspectives

Smith, W. K. & Cunha, M. P. E., 2020, (Submitted) RSO.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • A source of novelty and/or absurdity: the paradoxes of management

    Cunha, M. P. E. & Bednarek, R., 2020, In : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT. 11, 1, p. 69-79

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Attitudes and HRM decisions toward older workers in Africa: exploring contradictions through an empirical study

    Rego, A., Vitória, A., Ribeiro, T., Ribeiro, L., Lourenço-Gil, R., Leal, S. & Cunha, M. P. E., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal Of Human Resource Management.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Autochthonous management knowledge/knowledge management in Africa

    Zoogah, D. B., Gomes, E. & Cunha, M. P. E., 2020, In : Journal Of Knowledge Management. 24, 6, p. 1493-1512

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Crisis management in high-reliability organizations: lessons from Brazilian air disasters

    Meyer, V., Cunha, M. P. E., Mamédio, D. F. & Nogueira, D. P., 1 Jan 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Disaster Prevention and Management: An International Journal.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Prizes

    Best Paper Award

    Miguel Pina e Cunha (Recipient), Jul 2018

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

  • "That's promising"

    Miguel Pina e Cunha (Recipient), Dec 2018

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Press / Media

    Stewart Clegg - about fatal leadership approaches

    Stewart Clegg, Miguel Pina e Cunha & Arménio Rego


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Research